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Elevation view of Station Bridge

Station Bridge Portal with Second Bridge visible

Bridge Statistics
Region:  North Central
County:  Washington
Town:  Northfield
Locality:  Northfield Falls
Position - Lat: 
N 44 10.351
W 72 39.084
Owner:  Town of Northfield
Bridge Carries:  Cox Brook Road
Bridge Crosses:  Dog River
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Town Lattice
Year Built:  1872
Builder:  Unknown
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  137'-0"
2 Spans of:  68'-6"each
Width: 15'-9"
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: 8 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: 9'-2"
World Guide No.: 45-12-08
National Register of Historic Places Date:

The Station Covered Bridge is a 138 foot long Town Lattice truss. It carries Cox Brook Road over the Dog River. This bridge was built in around 1872. This is the only location where one historic covered bridge in Vermont can been seen from another, the Lower bridge over Cox Brook is just down the road. This bridge is also known as the Northfield Falls and First bridge.

Heavy traffic makes portal photos difficult. With many houses along the river, it is difficult to get down to the river to take side views.

Good parking area near Second Bridge down Cox Brook Road a short distance.


Queenpost Truss

Location Map

The bridge is located off VT 12 on Cox Brook Road. The turnoff is to the west, at the main intersection in Northfield Falls, then 0.1 miles down Cox Brook Road to the bridge.

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